E's job as a nurse's aide was lost in a budget cut-back. Homelessness soon followed. With guidance and support from the INN, E and her young son are putting their lives back together.

J was battered by an abusive husband. Her two young daughters were traumatized by the ordeal. With counseling and training provided by the INN, this family has a new apartment and new hope for a brighter future.

T lost his minimum wage job and the roof over his head. The INN's crisis housing program helped him secure a new job and a new home.

Every week, thousands of Long Islanders, some old, some young, arrive at the Interfaith Nutrition Network's 19 soup kitchens with a variety of needs. Some need to get out of the cold for an hour or two. Some need a hot meal. Some need help rebuilding a life shattered by life's harsh circumstances.

Whatever their needs, the INN is ready to help them become self-sustaining members of our community. All of the volunteers who work at the INN know that, but for the grace of God, any of us could face circumstances similar to the guests we serve. Who amongst us, at some dark moment in our lives, hasn't needed a helping hand?

If you've had some blessings in your life, please consider sharing them with our less fortunate neighbors by supporting the Interfaith Nutrition Network. A donation in any amount enables the INN to continue its mission of helping Long Islanders in need.

Please make your check payable to The Interfaith Nutrition Network. Donations may be mailed to Dave Golbert, 7 Lee Court West, Great Neck, NY 11024. To find out more about volunteering or to donate food or clothing, please call 917-418-2451 or email: davegolbert@yahoo.com

None of us can change the world by ourselves, but together we can work wonders.

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